HHMI Investigator

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Through periodic competitions, HHMI accepts applications from researchers at more than 200 research institutions across the United States, with the aim of identifying individuals who have the potential to make significant contributions to science. By employing scientists as investigators rather than awarding them grants for specific research projects, HHMI provides its researchers long-term, flexible funding that gives them the freedom to explore and, if necessary, change direction.

Award/Prize amount: $1,000,000
Application/Nomination information: Applications Accepted
Agency deadline: June
Internal/Campus deadline: N/A
Illinois campus contact: provostawards@illinois.edu
Additional information: HHMI Website

Illinois Recipients


RecipientDepartmentAward Year
Joanne ChoryBiology1997
Milan Mrksich*Chemistry2005-2013
Phillip NewmarkCell & Developmental Biology2008
Wilfred van der DonkChemistry2008-present